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Dean of Students

Dean LoMonacoBarbara LoMonaco, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

The Dean of Students serves as the chief student affairs officer of the university, exercising general executive responsibility for the student life programs of the institution. Her primary responsibilities include the organization, supervision, coordination, and evaluation of the administrative subdivisions and officers reporting to the Dean of Students: Athletic Department; Residence Life; Student Involvement and Leadership; Student Retention Programs; Health and Wellness Services; Interfaith; Community Service; International Student Services; and Disability Services. The Dean prepares budget requests for these areas under her supervision and establishes procedures for the continual development and review of all student life policies and procedures. The Dean determines the conduct and status of students and, working closely with the faculty and Dean of the College, sees that student support services are provided when needed.

Contact Dean LoMonaco

Address: William T. Young Campus Center, 300 North Broadway, Lexington, KY 40508
Phone: 859-233-8215; E-mail: blomonaco@transy.edu

Barbara LoMonacoDean LoMonaco has taught a variety of anthropology courses at Transylvania, including Human Origins, Healing and Culture, Urban Anthropology, Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective, and Refugees in the Bluegrass. She recently introduced a new class, Anthropology of Food, based on her interest in sustainability and producing her own food. LoMonaco has a wide variety of interests, including the the animals on her farm, mixed martial arts, kayaking, and travel.

"I have been fortunate to travel with students and find it is a powerful way to illuminate many of the concepts I introduce in my classes—and a great way to get to know each other. My goal is to make our own cultural practices visible as a means of helping students understand themselves and their own position in the world."

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